Samuel I. Schonhoffer

B.Sc., J.D., Partner

Samuel I. Schonhoffer

Areas of Practice


Sam is a partner and member of Gerrand Rath Johnson’s specialized labour and employment practice group. He provides advice to workers and unions in order to find solutions to workplace issues, before, during, and after they happen.

Sam’s practice includes advising unions on collective bargaining, union organizing, and unfair labour practice proceedings. He also advises clients in unionized and non-unionized workplaces on workplace policies, privacy issues, terminations, grievances, human rights issues, including accommodation issues, employment standards issues, severance packages, employee discipline, restrictive covenants, workplace investigations, as well as disability insurance, occupational health and safety matters, and workers’ compensation issues.

Sam regularly acts as counsel for unions and workers in wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, unfair labour practice applications, and workplace-related administrative tribunals and court proceedings. He is committed to advancing and defending the rights of workers and workers’ organizations in Saskatchewan.

Sam also practices in the area of general litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in matters of various types, including areas of commercial and construction litigation, personal injury, professional negligence and regulation.


  • BSc. Mathematics (Regina, 2011)
  • BSc. Physics (minor Philosophy) (Regina, 2012)
  • Juris Doctor, distinction (Saskatchewan, 2016)


  • Law Society of Saskatchewan (2017)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers